It’s been a while since I’ve attended a conventional medical Grand Rounds. These were events where a medical luminary would fly in to give a medical audience a state-of-the-art presentation on a medical subject. Ideally, the speaker was a thought leader and a researcher on the issue.These presentations were usually not a demonstration of the virtue of humility. We physicians, as a class, have generous egos. Academic physicians occupy a higher rung on the ego ladder. Medical Grand Rounders (MGRs), who are on the GR speaking circuit, often must bring their own ladders to assure they will be able to reach their desired atmospheric height.
The INQRI program is excited to partner with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the IOM to present the February 18 edition of Change of Shift. In anticipation of the upcoming forum on the Future of Nursing: Education, we have selected nursing education as our theme.
This year, the Better Health team will be offering live coverage of healthcare’s largest tech conference: HIMSS in Atlanta, March 1-4. Three medical bloggers, Dr. Val Jones, Dr. Mike Sevilla, and Dr. Nick Genes will interview over 40 different exhibitors and stream their interviews live via UStream. You can ask questions of the interviewees by submitting questions to @drval during the event. Dr. Val Jones will report to ABC News, DC via Skype from the convention floor on Wednesday, March 3rd at 10:50am.
Yup, St Patrick's day is soon approaching, and that means that St Baldrick's day is also approaching….This is my third year doing this, and I do it in memory of my friend Nathan Gentry, who lost his battle with Neuroblastoma at age seven, and in memory of Henry Scheck, who passed away from Medulloblastoma.Thanks for your consideration.
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RSLSteeper out of Kent, UK is planning to release a new prosthetic hand in May that brings new functionality and supposedly a more natural and personalized look to the market. The BeBionic hand is fully articulated with preprogrammed grips and a powered wrist. We contacted RSLSteeper to get more details on the new hand and here's from their reply:………….
Immediately after crossing from the DR into Haiti, you can see the visible downshift into a worse level of poverty. The major road around the lake is now, unbelievably after all these miles, dirt. Only an ankle-pile of rubble at the edge prevents flooding, making me wonder what will happen, in the rainy season, to the lifeline to Haiti.
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3/1 : Dr. A On Location
3/4 : Dr. Rob from Musings of a Distractible Mind
3/11 : EMS Podcaster Greg Friese